Driver Who Caused Collision With the Rock's Mother Charged With DUI

Woman was also on the run from police, sheriff says.

Posted: 08/12/2014 10:15 AM EDT

The woman who crashed her car into and nearly killed Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson's mother and cousin will soon be brought to justice. The alleged drunk driver, who caused a head-on collision with the SUV containing Johnson's family, has been charged with a DUI.

What's more, the woman was in the midst of a police chase and had run a red light just moments before the collision, TMZ reports. According to the local sheriff, an officer was attempting a traffic stop when the woman decided to flee the scene, running a red light. Police were in pursuit of the woman when the accident occurred.

The as-yet-unnamed woman was hospitalized with facial injuries, and the Rock's mother, Ata Maivia-Johnson, and cousin Lina Fanene were also hospitalized. Thankfully, there were no fatalities. 

Johnson posted a picture to Instagram of the grisly crash along with a note expressing his gratitude that the lives of his family members were spared. "Hug your family tighter," he advised his fans. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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(Photo: Carrie Devorah / WENN)

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